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vinyl toys Archive
Posted by Leah Bayer on April 4, 2013 | No Comments
Sergey Safonov, one of my favorite artists in the vinyl/resin medium, always seems to be topping himself. Last time it was the ridiculously awesome ‘Govra Deity of the End’ and now we’ve got a piece that I really hesitate to even call a toy at all: clearly, this is art. ‘The End of the Man’ is a standalone sculpture that represents the end of the lifecycle of one of his most popular sculpts: Godot, who we’ve seen grown up and in child form.
This, apparently, is how our feathered friend ends up: dead, nothing left but a beautiful skull. It’s morbid, obviously, but also gorgeous in a very creepy way. This large porcelain piece retails for $120 and you can grab one in his store.
Posted by Leah Bayer on April 1, 2013 | No Comments
Kidrobot is the reason I got into collecting toys of any kind: Stephen and I were browsing the clothing in their SoHo store and the Span of Sunset Cheshire Cat screamed out my name. And thus it began! But in the 4 years since we picked up that piece I’ve found my interest in KR and vinyl as a whole waning. It just seems less and less inventive, to the point where I can’t really recall any non-kaiju pieces I’ve been lusting after in the past 6 months or so… until now.
This collaboration with South African artist Colus is simply stunning. ‘The Hunted’ is a black & white 8″ Dunny modeled on the Springbuck/Springbok, a type of antelope. I find it almost haunting, very minimalistic but still moving on an emotional level. I honesty can’t even recall another 8″ design I’ve loved as much as this one! It’s limited to only 1,250 pieces, retails for $75 a pop and will go up for order on April 11th (which just happens to be the day before my birthday… hmm…)
[via Kidrobot's Blog]
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 31, 2013 | No Comments
The Hang Gang sure seems to have the best releases for Toycon 2013! First that drool-worthy Wooper Looper and now we’re getting three more. And surprise surprise, I want them all! First up we have two releases from Super7. There’s a tiffany blue Foster with hot pink filling which is just to die for (£20) along with the return of Mummy Boy who we haven’t seen in quite a while! But his gold and pearl colorway (£45) might be my favorite yet.
Then we have Max Toy Co with their elusive Kaiju Negora. This is the classic sculpt complete with fish, and he’s cast in pale white vinyl with green stripes and a pink belly. Adorable! These will be £40 and will be quite limited–but don’t expect the Super7 goodies to stick around either, 2 of their 3 WonderCon releases were gone on the first day!
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 25, 2013 | No Comments
Stephen and I used to be Super7 addicts. We’d snap up almost everything they released and ended up with 2-4 figures from them a month. Don’t get me wrong, we still love them, but it seems like they release less sculpts that appeal to me. First they retired the Rose Vampire, and my favorite (Fenton) got an unofficial shelving. But with the release of the Pocket Rose Vampire, things have been looking up!
Their lineup for WonderCon 2013 is the best I’ve seen from them in years! There are only 3 figures, but they are all gorgeous. There’s the ‘Midnight Snack’ Milton who looks deliciously appealing, the ‘Glowing Frost’ Pocket Rose Vampire which is quite similar to the original RV ‘Blue Frost’ colorway, and finally the totally adorable Happy Cola Pocket Mummy Boy. They all look good enough to eat! They’ll be $25 a pop at Super7′s booth #1166… now I just need to find someone to pick up the trio for me!
[via Vinyl Pulse]
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 22, 2013 | No Comments
Let me start by saying that I am writing this post through tears of sorrow. Do you know how long I have been waiting for a perfect blue release of Gary Ham’s amazing Wooper Looper? Since we first saw the sculpt. Well it’s happening… but it’s an exclusive. TEARS.
If you happen to be going to Toycon (which is in London on April 6th) you can pick up one of these bad boys at The Hang Gang’s booth. But there are only 35, so act quick! If there are any left over they will go online, but sadly I doubt that is likely since it’s such a small run. But then again, we have to have hope! Or mules. If only I knew more people in the UK…
[via Gary Ham]
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 20, 2013 | 3 Comments
AmiAmi has this nasty habit of combining our orders into big glumps that overlap between months. So, for example, we might not get some of our January stuff until the beginning of March (yet mysteriously it will be with not just February but March items as well). You may have noticed that we skipped a January loot post: well, that’s because we didn’t even get all our figures from it until a few days ago!
But thankfully January and February seemed to be smaller months than most, so we’re just going to combine them into a mega loot post! Check it all out after the jump.
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 16, 2013 | No Comments
Did you find Ted as boring and trite as we did? Then boy oh boy do we have a figure for you! Kidrobot Black, the classy end of the designer toy company, has a new figure lined up with Alex Pardee. We don’t see a whole lot of him in the vinyl toy world but his Dunny design remains one of my favorite.
Continuing with his favorite theme of creepy bears, this piece involves, well, a stuffed bear being ripped to shreds from the inside out by a crazy monster. There are also little people in its belly, which reminds me of the Junko KR Black piece. There are only 250 pieces and at $200 it’s a bit cheaper than some other Black pieces. Check their online store on March 28th for the drop!
[via Kidrobot's Blog]
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 15, 2013 | No Comments
You probably know by now that I am a huge fan of Dead Hand Toys’ Gread figure. But of course that’s not all they make! One of their more popular sculpts is Teuth, and adorable little abomination. We’ve seen him before in Candy Corn colors, and he’s following the sweet-tooth trend with a cotton candy themed pink & blue release. Okay so it doesn’t say cotton candy anywhere but this little guy looks good enough to eat!
This run of only 5 will cost you only $20 in their store, so if you want one you better act quick! By the way… I’d really like a cotton candy Gread!
Posted by Leah Bayer on March 15, 2013 | No Comments
If you are a fan of all things kawaii, you probably know all about Takochu. If you don’t, I suggest you head on over to this tumblr full of pictures of Takochu and squee at how impossibly cute these figures from Pine Create are. Oh, and they are also nearly impossible to get. I was lucky enough to get a full set of clear rainbow Takochus, but there are plenty of others (like the ice cream set and tha takoyaki Takochu) that I have missed out on.
Well, not this time! Because Takochu is getting a friend: Butachu, the world’s most amazingly cute pig. Ahhhhhh, look at his little face! I’m dying! Butachu comes in a rainbow of colors and you can snag them at Kawaii Shop Japan: but be quick, stock is quite low and these will be nearly impossible to find once sold out!